The ending cuts off too quickly and annoys me, because Ray looks like the glummest child ever in the history of the world. Look, I know it's no fun to have blood drawn, and even less fun to get a huge-ass needle stabbed into your hip bone, but couldn't he at least refrain from looking like he's going to the guillotine? Yelina doesn't look much happier. It's like this giant sacrifice made purely for the sake of Horatio's happiness.THIS VERSION IS SO MUCH BETTER.
As if I could have forgotten that! This is different. Well, episode re-airs at 11 PM. My tapes and I will be waiting. Until I see it again, I'm convinced that I was either having an intense hallucination, or I was dreaming.
[12:38 AM edit: This longer version is officially six times more squeeful than the original version. Luckily I finished my O.C. rantview at 11:55, or I would have forgotten to tape it! But tape I did, and this time, realize that while Yelina offers Suzie a little nod and a faint smile of understanding, she also looks just the tiniest bit possessive of Horatio, with one hand clasped in his and the other hooked through the crook of his arm. In a forgiving mood today, it seems. Excellent. *conveniently forgets Stetler* My shipperiffic heart has officially EXPLODED! This tiny moment, this tiny gift of a moment, right here, is better than the last ten new episodes put together.]
[3 AM edit: The kind people of Talk CSI have informed me that the DVD version is the same one that originally aired on CBS, and that this particular, uncut version is what aired in the UK. No word on why A&E shows this particular version, but still gleeing over my Christmas present.]